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Meeting of the Executive Committee Preliminary Report 19 July 2002

Posted 20 July 2002

At its meeting on 19 July 2002, the ICANN Executive Committee adopted the following resolutions:

Reimbursement of President's Expenses

Whereas, Article VIII, Section 9 of the ICANN bylaws provides that reimbursements of the President's expenses shall be approved by the Board;

Whereas, in resolution 01.109 the Board delegated to the Executive Committee the authority to approve reimbursements to the President;

Whereas, in resolution EC01.13 the Executive Committee authorized the Vice-President and General Counsel to approve advances to the President toward expenses he has incurred in connection with performance of his duties, provided that the amount advanced at any time does not exceed US$20,000;

Whereas, the President has submitted requests for reimbursement of his expenses in the amounts of US$5,584.89, US$2,519.21, and US$2,710.28;

Whereas, the Vice-President and General Counsel has reviewed these requests, found them to be appropriate, and recommended to the Executive Committee that they be approved;

Whereas, advances to the President totaling US$10,308.65 have been made with the approval of the Vice-President and General Counsel on the basis of these expenses;

Whereas, the Executive Committee has considered whether to approve the reimbursement of these expenses;

Resolved [EC02.05] that the Executive Committee, acting under the authority delegated to it by the Board in resolution 01.109, approves reimbursement to the President of the expenses incurred in the total amount of US$10,308.65.

(Dr. Lynn did not participate in this action of the Executive Committee.)

Expenditure for .org Evaluation

Whereas, ICANN made a call for proposals from entities seeking to become the successor .org operator as of 1 January 2003;

Whereas, ICANN received eleven complete proposals by the deadline together with the tentative examination fee of US$35,000;

Whereas, in resolution 02.85 the Board established US$29,000 as the final examination fee and directed the rebate of US$6,000 to each entity submitting a proposal, resulting in total net application fees of US$319,000;

Whereas, the President has made arrangements for consultants to provide evaluations of various aspects of the applications;

Whereas, the President has reported to the Executive Committee that one arrangement involves a fixed fee of US$125,000, which is an amount in excess of the President's existing check-signing authority, and has requested authority to pay this fee;

Whereas, in resolution 01.109, the Board delegated to the Executive Committee the authority to exercise the Board's powers in oversight of the management of the business and affairs of the Corporation, including financial matters;

Whereas, the Executive Committee has reviewed the circumstances and concluded that the incurring of the US$125,000 is an appropriate payment exercise of the President's responsibility to carry out the examination of .org proposals, and that payment of the fee is appropriate;

Resolved [EC02.6] that the President is authorized to disburse US$125,000 of the corporation's funds to the consultant, for the purpose of accomplishing part of the examination of .org applications, as requested by the President.